Publications prepared by the ABS Initiative or its partners aim to stimulate substantive discussion and give support to decision-making processes. The need for a specific study is generally identified in the course of an event, such as a sub-regional multi-stakeholder workshop, or in the planning process of such an event.
National Studies on ABS Implementation - Brazil, India, South Africa - April 2014
The ABS Capacity Development Initiative, in collaboration with the Governments of Brazil, India and South Africa, commissioned national studies to review each country’s experiences with Access and Benefit Sharing. Lessons learned from these experiences will inform the global implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. These studies were prepared to provide background information in preparation for the first Dialogue on Practical Ways Forward for the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, hosted by the Gov-ernment of South Africa on 30-31 January 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa and the second Dialogue on the same topic, co-organized with the Ministry of Environment and Forests of India, from 4-6 August 2014 in Goa, India.
The Interface Between the Nagoya Protocol and the ITPGRFA at the International Level - Potential Issues for Consideration in Supporting Mutually Supportive Implementation at the National Level - January 2013
By Jorge Cabrera Medaglia, Morten Walløe Tvedt, Frederic Perron-Welch, Ane Jørem and Freedom-Kai Phillips, FNI Report 1/2013
This study is a contribution from the FNI as part of a research project on Access and Benefit Sharing carried out in co-operation with the ABS Initiative. It clarifies overlaps and possible areas of different rules and identifies the core articles in the NP relevant to the implementation of the ITPGRFA.
A Gap Analysis Report on the African Model Law on the Protection of the Rights of Local Communities, Farmers and Breeders, and for the Regulation of Access to Biological Resources.
By Jorge Cabrera, Olivier Rukundo and Frederic Perron-Welch, 02/2010.
The following guides help stakeholders or other interested parties to find their way through the ABS jungle. These guides are topic-specific or targeted towards particular groups.
This Guide offers advice about the role, relevance and use of communication for implementing Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) systems at the national level. It provides an overview of communication considerations, approaches and methods for the different phases of ABS implementation.
by Dr. Hartmut Meyer, Lena Fey, Wilma Brinkmeyer (ABS Initiative)
The utilisation of marine genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge has long been sidelined in the discussions on access to genetic resources and fair and equitable benefit sharing (ABS). But over the last three decades, research and development based on marine genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge advanced tremendously.